Bringing Back The Bacon…

December 21, 2013 at 8:31 am 1 comment


I recently added a post called British and Proud in an attempt to stimulate a “heated debate” (used to love Mrs Merton) about what we British do better than other nationalities.

I would like to add another – bacon. No-one makes or prepares bacon like we do. Or should I say no-one sources and prepares bacon like the Brits – arguably the best brand sold in the UK is “Danish”.

You can keep your pancetta, Serrano and spek. Nothing makes a manwich like a rasher or three of British middle back. A pasta dish is enhanced by the addition of smoked streaky. And, British lardons add flavour to any slow cooked meal. And, a winter’s evening turns into an experience of comfort eating if you have a bacon joint, mash and parsley sauce. Yum!

The  Australian bacon I have just had in my home-cooked leek, bacon, pasta and cheese sauce was somewhat disappointing. I bought the bacon from the deli counter of Woolworth’s (nothing to do with the place in the UK where you once bought your pick ‘n mix). And that’s another thing – the Aussies don’t seem to make/sell ready-made cheese sauce.

The rashers were about three times as big as back home. And, I am not venturing out into the bush if I risk an encounter with a six foot tall pig….But the bacon was clearly not cured in the same way, looking more like a thick ham, or a thin gammon.

But, it was just not like at home.

You can’t beat a rasher or three  of Danish, smothered in HP brown sauce, on a couple of slices of fried (down side only) white bread.

Feeling a little homesick….so glad my gorgeous C is arriving tomorrow morning. I intend to treat her to a true Aussie treat – a kilo of prawns and a schooner of beer!



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  • 1. Sarah  |  December 21, 2013 at 8:48 am

    You are right. The bacon is weird and rubbish – so disappointing. Say hi to C for me. Happy Christmas in the heat. Sx



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